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Barry O'Callaghan

Former investment banker Barry O'Callaghan (48) opened Ireland's most expensive fee-paying school in September 2018 with the aim of offering a 'premium' education. The Nord Anglia school is the latest venture for the Corkman who built Riverdeep and then Houghton Mifflin Harcourt into one of the world's biggest online publishers. He faced his share of financial troubles during the economic crash when the bond-holders moved in but has since sold his majority stake in Rise Global to Bain Capital for $140m. He also owns the five-star Cliff House hotel.

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